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Old Fort Niagara is offering a virtual field trip to the fort. Here are the details:

Programs are delivered via Zoom and consist of a 26-minute video touring the fort, meeting historical characters and experiencing living history programs. After the video, students can ask questions of fort staff in this interactive presentation.

The program is available Monday – Friday from February 1 through May 24, 2021.

Cost is $100.00. This fee can be reimbursed to your school through New York State Parks Connect Kids program. Information is available here:


How to register for your class’s program:

  1. Contact Carrie LaFlair-Barber at [email protected] or (716) 745-7611 x. 223
  2. Provide school name and address, your name, phone, email address and number of students. If more than one class, please also provide number of classes (100 person limit). Please provide the date and time you are requesting.
  3. We will email you a confirmation with a link to the program that you can use in the classroom or forward to students working at home. We will also email you a pre-visit teacher’s packet with useful information.
  4. We will send you an invoice for use with Connect Kids.

This program is brought to you by the John Roffo Oishei II Charitable Trust and the Grigg Lewis Foundation.




Fort Niagara: The Struggle for a Continent- (Overview of the Fort's History) 


The role of music in the 18th century military- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsWLlgWVP-s&t=32s

The British soldier in the American Revolution- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFXfXCx-FN0

Fort Niagara's role in the American Revolutionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YbgzvPWyqg
Fort Niagara in the War of 1812- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0huzzmJ0Rls

Download our new pre-visit booklet-"Flintlocks and Council Fires."

This 12-page booklet contains history, activities, and links to videos to help prepare your students for their Fort visit. Click- http://www.oldfortniagara.org/documents//FlinklocksCouncilFires_Booklet_Final.pdf





Hours of Operation

January through March, Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (Closed Monday-Thursday)

April- May, Open Wednesday through Sunday. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Memorial Day to Labor Day, Open 7 Days per week.

September- December, Open Wednesday through Sunday (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

The fort will be open Christmas week, Monday through Friday, December 26 - 31. 

General Admission



Children (6 to 12 years) 


Children (5 and under):






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Old Fort Niagara is operated by the Old Fort Niagara Association, an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 1927. We do not rely on tax dollars. Instead, the Fort is funded through a combination of admission fees, museum shop sales, and charitable contributions.

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